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Q.I planted Hibiscus seeds outdoors in the Spring ….

Zone North East | evypat added on September 23, 2012 | Answered

They are just about one foot tall now. I would like to transplant a few to pots for over winter, as we get below freezing most of the winter. Advise how best to take care.

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Answered on September 24, 2012

If you are bringing in a potted tropical hibiscus, you can hose it down well with water and cut it back by up to 1/3 before bringing it indoors. Neem oil is a good treatment for any pest issues that you may have. If your plant is a hardy variety, it will not require any special care over winter and should not be cut back until spring. These articles will help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/wintering-hibiscus-indoors-winter-care-for-hibiscus.htm

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